Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is about to return to a familiar role once again, when he stars in the new Jumanji film, along with fellow returning cast members Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas. Also joining the cast this time around will be Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, and Danny Glover. Jake Kasdan returns to direct the sequel.
While speaking to Collider last year, says Kasdan: “It’s a big part of what we’ve all loved about that story and that movie was that it was this big fantasy that has kind of like a real kind of like strong, emotional center to it, and I do think that’s a big part of what DJ responded to about it in the first place, and I know it’s a big part of what I loved about it,” Kasdan said. “So part of the challenge of figuring out how it continues is to keep that alive in ways that feel earned and, you know, like a true continuation of the story.”
Jumanji: The Next Level hits theaters on Dec. 13. Jake Kasdan is back to direct the movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman and Morgan Turner.